Prof. Chuck Villette (center), who retired spring 2016, with his French 312 students, Spring 2015.
Join us to learn outside the classroom!
Our events listings are being updated for the new year. Check back regularly.
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Become more acquainted with the French culture while practicing your language skills with other French students in a relaxed environment. Casual conversation, games, activities, and surprise events.
Mondays • 7:00-8:30 PM • Alternating between HAB Lounge, CSB & Sexton Fireside Lounge, SJU
This year, French Studies will be hosting a six-week long film festival which will be open for public viewing! The dates are as follows:
October 9 (Sunday)
Pierrot le Fou - CSB Gorecki 204, 7:00PM
October 13 (Thursday)
Qu'Allah bénisse la France - SJU Quad 346, 7:15PM
October 17 (Monday)
Cour de Babel - CSB Gorecki 204, 7:00PM
November 1 (Tuesday)
Mon amie Victoria - SJU Art Building 102, 7:15PM
Novemver 7 (Monday)
Quai d'Orsay - CSB Gorecki 204, 7:00PM
November 13 (Sunday)
Bande de Filles - SJU Art Building 102, 7:15PM
The festival is sponsored by Languages and Cultures, Film Studies, the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning, Peace Studies, Gender Studies and the Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civil Engagement
Want to know how big of a role French can play in your life? Come listen to some CSBSJU French Alumni talk about their lives and how studying French has had an impact on them!
The panel will be on Tuesday, October 25th at 7:00PM in Gorecki 120
April 27th, 2017 at 5 pm, location TBD.
It can be a poem, a song, original or learned, whatever you choose in French! RSVP to [email protected] if interested in performing.
The Department of Languages and Cultures invites you to attend our students' senior capstone presentations and research.
** Watch for French Club Events! Crepe nights, French Park!, and more...
Learning a new language with no previous background or classes was a challenge but so rewarding. The language was one of the many highlights of my abroad experience.
SJU Student Ambassador to France
Michael J. K. Brookman, French major '12, spent the Fall 2011 semester at the Collège International de Cannes and returned to Cannes following graduation. He worked as cultural assistant, a job that allowed him to continue to improve his French fluency. Michael writes: "My goal is to find employment as a translator/interpreter, preferably in Europe. I am of Ghanaian origin but I feel like I live in three worlds because of my experience with languages and the doors it has opened for me."
We're happy to help with your French studies! Our Fall 2016 tutoring schedule will be published soon.